What is the Fall Crawl?
Overall bug populations might surge in the summer, but many pests peak in fall. As the weather cools, bugs like fleas, ticks, ants, stink bugs, and wasps move indoors. This is often called the Fall Crawl. Want to enjoy a bug-free holiday season? Below are 3 steps to get you ready.
What Bugs Peak in the Fall?FLEAS:
In most areas, fall is actually the worst time of year for fleas. As temperatures drop near 70°F and precipitation increases, flea populations explode.TICKS:
Think ticks die in freezing temps? Think again. Not only can ticks survive the cold, some species, like blacklegged ticks and winter ticks, are most active in winter.ANTS:
Some types, like fire ants, become worse in fall. Others, which usually hibernate underground in winter, often sneak inside for food or shelter.STINK BUGS:
Fall means stink bugs. These annoying and odorous pests move into homes throughout autumn, sometimes by the thousands.
HOW TO KEEP BUGS OUTSIDE: 3 EASY STEPSSTEP 1:
Spray doorways, windowsills, baseboards, fixtures, and other potential entry points with Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray weekly. Seal any holes and cracks you find in the process.
Kill and repel bugs before they make it inside by applying PCO Choice to your lawn each month, including shrubbery. For larger pest problems, start with two applications, two weeks apart, then monthly after that.
Protect your family and pets from harmful tick & flea bites by applying pet-safe Cedarcide All-Purpose Bug Spray before outdoor activities. Need deep woods protection? Choose extra strength Tickshield (not recommended for use on pets under 20 lbs.)